“Like we said,” says Moishe the Fink, “we don’t fool around with bargaining. So we are not going to ask you three hundred dollars for this suit, or even two-fifty.”
“Right,” agrees Hymie, “we’ll give you our best price: two hundred and thirty dollars.”
“Well,” says Mendel, “you guys are my kind of businessmen, and that’s exactly why I am here. I won’t fool about and offer you one-fifty for that suit, or even one-seventy-five. I will come right out and offer you two hundred dollars.”
“The suit is yours,” says Hymie, “for two hundred ten.”
“Okay,” says Mendel, “I will take it.”
There are people who don’t know what they are doing. Both are denying that they are bargainers and both are bargaining, and still both believe that bargaining is not happening! Such sleep is the only barrier, if you can call it a barrier. It is very thin. People don’t see it, that they go on doing it and still they deny it. And they will not see that their denial is absurd. Why are you seeking enlightenment, Yoganand, when I say you are enlightened? Just agree! What is the point of bargaining?
You have come to the right place. Where else can you get enlightenment without bargaining? Just be a little intelligent.
Luigi takes his pregnant wife to the hospital where she gives birth to twins. During the delivery, Luigi faints, so according to family tradition his brother Alfredo is called to name the children.
“My brother named the kids?” cries Luigi, when he recovers, “but my brother is such an idiot! What did he call the girl?”
“He named the girl Denise,” replies the nurse.
“Denise, eh?” says Luigi surprised. “Well, that is not such a bad name. In fact I quite like it. So what did he call the boy?”
“The boy,” sniffs his wife, “he called da’ nephew!”
Such great intelligence goes on all around the world. And all these people have the same capacity and the same potential as anyone else, but they never use it. In fact, they never believe that they have it.